New Delhi: Hitting back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over a remark made by a BJP MLA in Kota, Rajasthan, that Bihari students have created an atmosphere of crime, the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday said the mindset of the saffron party’s leaders is ‘anti-Bihar’, and added that their aim is to tarnish the reputation of the state.
JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that the Rajasthan government should focus on the investigation of a student’s death in Kota rather than indulging in a blame game.
“This is a sad incident. Their aim is to tarnish Bihar’s reputation. The state should look into the death of student, who was beaten to death,” he said.
Meanwhile, another JD (U) leader K.C.Tyagi said, “The mindset of the BJP leaders is anti-Bihar.”
Kota Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Bhawani Singh Rajawat drew flak after he said Bihari students have created an atmosphere of crime and it is necessary for people’s safety that students with criminal background should be asked to leave the city.
“A list should be prepared of all Bihari students enrolled with various coaching centres and their background should be ascertained,” Rajawat said on Friday.
“If this situation prevails, there is no doubt one of them might become another Kanhaiya Kumar (JNSU leader) and will indulge in anti-national activities,” he added.
Rajawat’s statement came in the wake of murder of a student, Satya Prakash, hailing from Bihar, by a gang of coaching students who attacked him and one of his friends Sandip, both students of medical science in Kota.
In the melee, Sandip got injured seriously and was shifted to a hospital.
In the meantime, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav shot off a letter to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia, expressing his concern over the murder.